Whenever athletes land foot on the playing field or court to compete, it’s as though they undergo a transformation. We are able to witness greatness the greatness of these masters who seem to redefine discipline through their hard work and display of skill.
Read on, be inspired, and witness priceless moments when these professional athletes show us what they are made of, in victory, and defeat. From boxing to baseball, these sports photos are a collection of the greatest moments in athletic history.
This picture of Ben Johnson, a Canadian former sprinter, was taken during the Summer Olympics, Sept. 24, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to the competition, he had lost to his American rival, Carl Lewis, eight consecutive times, the last in 1985.
Ben Johnson set a world record in the men’s 100-meter dash, scoring along with it an Olympic gold medal. However, after an extensive doping investigation, he was found guilty and was stripped of his medal; his world record invalidated.